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Old 09-20-2010, 12:35 AM
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Den lindley winter rest

Could someone please tell me if my Den lindleyi will need a strong winter rest with absolutely no water.....some water.....light mist.....heavy mist, how often etc. ???

I would appreciate your advice,
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I think you mean Den lindleyi (note spelling). If so, lighten way up on the watering (in the wild it gets only about 1/2 inch of rain for Dec-March or so) and let it get cold, down to around 50F or so. A little colder wont' hurt it. Sp basically cold and quite dry.
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Thank you, Kevin. Yes, I meant lindleyi.....sorry that I didn't spell it correctly.

Constantly cold, both night and day? If so, I may have to move it from my greenhouse to the garage to give it cooler/cold temperatures, but it would get much less sunlight. Would that be ok? There is only one window in the garage and it faces south. The greenhouse temps in the winter are approx. 70-75 degrees day, 55 night.

Which would be best.....gh? garage?

I'm sorry if I'm bothering you with another question, but if you don't mind, I would appreciate your help...
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I think you mean Den lindleyi (note spelling). If so, lighten way up on the watering (in the wild it gets only about 1/2 inch of rain for Dec-March or so) and let it get cold, down to around 50F or so. A little colder wont' hurt it. Sp basically cold and quite dry.
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Cold and as sunny as possible, with no water, is the way to go. If the bulbs start to shrivel, give the plant a baby sip of water, no drenching.
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I have 4 plants of D. lindleyi that I grow high in the greenhouse (temps 60'F plus at night). I do not water at all for the month of December otherwise weekly. They all bloom regularly for me.
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The greenhouse temps in the winter are approx. 70-75 degrees day, 55 night. Which would be best.....gh? garage?
I think a garage will be too dark. Your greenhouse night time temp should be fine. I'd leave it in the greenhouse so it gets more light.
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I think a garage will be too dark. Your greenhouse night time temp should be fine. I'd leave it in the greenhouse so it gets more light.
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I have 4 plants of D. lindleyi that I grow high in the greenhouse (temps 60'F plus at night). I do not water at all for the month of December otherwise weekly. They all bloom regularly for me.
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